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Courier Community Calendar 7-18-18

• Benefit planned for Anita Owens July 28

All are invited to attend a cancer benefit for Anita Owens at the Ooleney Community Building in Pumpkintown on Saturday, July 28. The event will start at 7 a.m. and will run throughout the day. The benefit will include a raffle, door prizes and a yard sale. Hot dog and barbecue plates will be sold at the event, with live music playing throughout. All proceeds from the event will go toward helping Owens with medical expenses.

• Storytelling event scheduled in Clemson

Do you have stories to share? There will be a storytelling gathering on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. with Clemson Area StoryTellers at the Arts Center of Clemson, located at 212 Butler St. Come to tell your personal stories, folktales, songs, poems and more or just come to listen. Storytellers from beginners to professionals are welcome to an informal, relaxed evening of sharing tales and learning about storytelling. Call (864) 855-6396 for more information.

Clemson Area StoryTellers (CAST) is an all-volunteer arts group dedicated to promoting and preserving the art of storytelling.

• Lusk Memorial Golf Tournament planned

On Sept. 21, The Rock Golf Club and Resort will be the site of the first ever Logan Lusk Memorial Golf Tournament.

Lusk, who was killed last February in an auto accident, will have the event

PHS Class of 1968 holds 50th reunion

The Pickens High School Class of 1968 held its 50th reunion at The Lighthouse in Seneca on June 16. Pictured, front row, from left, are Catherine Hughes Gilstrap, Patricia Alexander Reynolds, Janice Street Stockton, Linda Gillespie Wortman, Norma Cisson Durham, Tommy Bowen, Nancy Wood Bouler, Sharon Trotter Grimes, Belinda Gilstrap Witko, Kay Craig (teacher) and Doug Clamp (principal). and Tretha Simmons Bryant. Second row, Joyce Lewis Bearden, David Beard, Gary Hagood Brightwell, Dianne Townes, Pam Youngblood Martin, Kathy Teague Stipe, Cheryl Lesley Edge, Sandra Shelton Martin, Kathy Hayes Hall, Carolyn Simmons Ross, Joyce Johnson Williams, Donna Banks Godwin, Joyce Cantrell Abercrombie, Linda Bowie, Diane Burgess Paxton and Carolyn Gravely. Third row, Carmen McCollum Neal, Jerry Chastain, Wallace Anderson, Carey Beard, Billy Looper, Pam McCollum Reynolds, Allen Dickard, Wanda Willis Hughes, Audrey Abercrombie Gilstrap, Phyllis Stone Trotter, Jere Rae Anderson Totman, Bob Brazier, Ronnie Jones, Libba Hunt Floyd, Frankie Allgood Summey, Shelby Anderson Anders, Margaret Brewer McJunkin, Eddie Crumpton, Marsha Gibson Miller and Jennie Sue Cassell. In back are Wayne Turner, Hamp Summey, Gary Wimpey, Bobby Roll, Tom Griffin, Steve Anderson, Tommy Ponder and Ronnie Paxton.

 

Community Calendar 7-4-18

• First responders prayer rally planned

On Aug. 2, Cafe Connections will be hosting its third annual First Responders Public Prayer Rally and Appreciation day.  The public is invited to come and be a part of the event. Cafe Connections will feed all the first responders breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and the public prayer rally will begin at 8:30 a.m.

• Clemson Farmers Market to open July 5

The Clemson Farmers Market is planning a variety of activities to keep the holiday week going during First Thursday at the Market from 3-6 p.m. this Thursday, July 5, on the Village Green at Patrick Square in Clemson.

The market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, heritage pork, chicken and seafood, local honey, plants

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Jake Bartley Band to play in Pickens July 4

PICKENS — The city of Pickens’ annual spring and summer concert series will continue next week and run through the beginning of September.

The free events, which will be held at the amphitheater at 114 W. Main St., will run from 7-9 p.m.

The Jake Bartley Band will headline the city’s annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 4, and Jack Greer will take the stage on July 7. On July 20, Sweet Potato Pie

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Courier Calendar 6-27-18

• Clemson Farmers Market to open July 5

The Clemson Farmers Market is planning a variety of activities to keep the holiday week going during First Thursday at the Market from 3-6 p.m. July 5 on the Village Green at Patrick Square in Clemson.

The market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, heritage pork, chicken and seafood, local honey, plants and flowers, jams and jellies, goat milk products including dips, fudge, and soaps, baked goods, granola, olive oil, dips and sauces, boiled peanuts, canned goods, veggie baskets and recipes, dog treats and products, premium feeder insects, and artisan crafts. It offers something for everyone. Appalachian Snow will be selling shaved ice to keep shoppers cool.

Music at the Market will feature DJ Twon Austin playing all your summertime favorites, and visitors will also be able to

SWU acts as starting point for motorcycle, jeep escort

CENTRAL — “We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by,” the great Will Rogers once said.

Southern Wesleyan University employees and the surrounding community came out to do just that — to welcome U.S. Special Operations Command Marines based at Camp Lejuene, N.C., on June 11 and show appreciation for their service.

The university served as the starting point for a motorcycle and Jeep escort of 27 Marines along with spouses bound for Lake Keowee and four days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

Jeeps were provided by Upstate Legends Jeep Club. The escort is organized annually by Honoring Their Service, an organization whose purpose is to give the community an opportunity to say “thank you,” and to show military personnel and veterans appreciation for what they do, day in and day out.

For details about Honoring Their Service, visit honoring-their-service.org.

 

Keeping the past alive

New historical marker unveiled

outside Pickens County Museum

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A crowd gathered last week for the unveiling of the latest addition to the Pickens County Museum of Art and History.

The Pickens County gaol was built in 1902 and operated for more than half a century before becoming home of the Pickens County Museum of Art and History in 1976.
Photo courtesy Pickens County Library System

A historical marker has been placed on the grounds of the

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Scouts to honor Johnson in Flag Day celebration

PICKENS — A Pickens Community Flag Day celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Charles Johnson Memorial Park, located at the corner of West Lee Street and South Catherine Street in Pickens, just behind Griffin Ebenezer Baptist Church.

The event is sponsored by Scout Troop 51 and A.F.T.A. and will

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SWU now offering scholarships to Tri-County Tech nursing graduates

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University is awarding a 10 percent scholarship to associate-level nursing graduates from Tri-County Technical College who enroll in the RN to BSN program.

The scholarship will be applied proportionately to each course of the entire RN to BSN program and will apply only toward tuition costs.

Tri-County graduates who meet admission standards for

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Pickens scouts earn Eagle rank

PICKENS — Scout Troop 51 of Pickens recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Joseph Clinard and Justin Hemphill.

Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouts, and only a very small percentage of scouts reach this lofty goal, as it recognizes many years of dedication and leadership of scouts who have “hiked” the Eagle Trail.

Both Clinard and Hemphill earned 35 or more merit badges, including many of the standard ones such

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